Archive for October, 2016

Are All Individual 401k Plans the Same?

October 26th, 2016

When it comes to determining what type of 401(k) qualified retirement plan is best for a self-employed individual or small business owner with no employees, it is important to look at all the options the plan provides to make sure it will satisfy your retirement planning, tax, and investment goals. Most financial institutions offer Solo […]

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The Solo 401(k) Plan Required Minimum Distribution Rules

October 19th, 2016

What is an RMD? Once you reach the age of 70½, you must start to better understand the required minimum distributions (RMDs) rules. That’s because, upon reaching this age, the IRS requires you to withdraw at least a minimum amount each year from all your IRAs and retirement plans—except Roth IRAs—and pay ordinary income taxes […]

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Is a Solo 401k Subject to the Same UBTI Rules as a Self Directed IRA?

October 12th, 2016

Yes and No. Like an IRA, the tax advantage of a Solo 401(k) Plan is that income is tax-free until distributed. In general, an exempt organization is not taxed on its income from an activity that is substantially related to the charitable, educational, or other purpose that is the basis for the organization’s exemption. Such […]

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Purchasing a House with a Solo 401k Plan

October 6th, 2016

Most people mistakenly believe that their 401(k) must be invested in bank CDs, the stock market, or mutual funds. Few Investors realize that the IRS has always permitted real estate to be held inside 401(k) retirement accounts. Investments in real estate with a Solo 401(k) are fully permissible under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act […]

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